OTTAWA – Canadian Green Leader Elizabeth May will vote against a Conservative MP’s motion (M-312) tomorrow evening in the House of Commons, which, if adopted, would re-open the abortion debate in Canada.
“I am very disturbed by this back-door attempt to re-open an abortion debate in Canada. The Green Party opposes any possible move by the Harper Conservatives to diminish the right of a woman to a safe, legal abortion. We fully support a woman’s right to choose,” said Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands and Leader of the Green Party of Canada.
“Through our ‘pro-life, pro-choice’ position, we are also committed to expanding programs in reproductive rights and education to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place and thus reduce the number of abortions in Canada. We have also advocated the expansion of supports for low-income mothers who wish to have a child, but may consider abortion due to lack of resources. It is vital that safe, legal abortions be available to the women of Canada – and the world,” added May.
The vote on motion M-312 will be held on Wednesday evening, September 26th 2012.
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